Wondering where to eat in Gloucester? Check out our guide to the best restaurants, cafés and food markets in the city. From quick bites to sit-down extravaganzas, we’ve got all the info you need.
If you need to refuel after a day sightseeing, make sure to stop in at the Hubble Bubble Coffee House on Westgate Street. An independent café, the food – especially their burgers and pancakes – are amazing and have rightfully built up a cult following in the city. And their weekend brunch is a sight to behold, with cakes, coffee and sandwiches all vying for your attention.
Alternatively, check out Pepper’s Café just around the corner. Part-café, part-cool bar that puts on spoken-word events and live music and an all-around cool hangout, it’s one of the best independent cafés in Gloucester. They have a large range of vegetarian dishes, with a lot of seasonal specials brought in, alongside their regular selection of home-baked quiches, cakes and jacket potatoes.
If you’re near Gloucester Docks, then you have to check out Café on the Cut. Housed in a narrow boat, it’s possibly the quirkiest café in Gloucester and dishes up a sublime carrot cake, which goes perfectly with their home-brewed coffee. With friendly service and even swans peering in through the windows, the café might only seat 16 customers, but you’ll be glad you’re one of them when you get your food.
The highest-ranked café in Gloucester via TripAdvisor, Corretto has a lot to live up to – but this Italian café more than delivers, thanks to its excellent paninis, sandwiches and real-deal Italian espresso. Located just off Victoria Dock, it’s the perfect place to relax with a flat white and their internet-famous lemon tart after a hard day exploring the Gloucester Quays.
Cooke’s Coffee & Curious aptly lives up to its name. As well as offering a range of excellent coffees, the walls are cluttered with teapots, jewellery, quirky signs and more. Their breakfast baps are superb, while they do a full range of food, including burgers, pizzas and a mouthwatering variety of cakes and baked goods.
Billed as a neighbourhood coffee shop, Roots Coffee & Community is a wonderfully laid-back café with free Wi-Fi, newspapers, magazines, board games and a large community table in the basement that’s perfect for big groups. Kids will love the play area, while grown-ups will appreciate the ethically sourced coffee, cakes and sandwiches. And, handily, it’s only a five-minute walk from our Longford hotel.
Held every Friday from 9am-3pm, the Gloucester Farmers’ Market takes place on Westgate Road and is home to dozens of traders selling everything from organic farm-fresh produce to baked goods, fresh fish and speciality foods. You’ll also be able to grab some food on the go from a range of food trucks selling a delicious selection of street food, while you’ll also find local brewers offering up a range of speciality beers and ciders.
If you can’t wait until Friday for your farm fix, the Over Farm Market runs daily and is just a mile from the city centre off the A40. As well as a host of freshly picked farm goodies, the farm also has a small petting zoo and puts on regular outdoor cinema events and family-friendly plays.
It's no suprise that people flock to this lovely city - whether to marvel at the splendour of its historic sights or to enjoy its vibrant waterfront scene. And you'll find there are plenty of hotels in Gloucester to pick from if you're a planning a visit.
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